Audio versions of short stories by authors like Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, H.G, Wells and others.
Present at a Hanging by Ambrose Bierce
A story of a murdered peddler. Are you in Sales ? This might be a little unsettling. About 7 minutes
The Silver Mirror by Arthur Conan Doyle
In this story a man sees a bloody murder in a mirror. Thanks for listening, please tell a friend.
The Other Bed by E.F. Benson
In this story a man goes on vacation and the only room available in the Hotel is one with two beds. You’ll never look at any bed the same way again. About 35 minutes. All rights reserved
Ex Oblivione by H.P. Lovecreaft
A bizarre dream on opium. Disclaimer I strongly discourage the use of any drugs. Also the Horror word of the day. Abouit 11 minutes.
The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens
GRUESOM ALERT Some portions of this episode may be unsuitable for young children. In this story the ghost of a murder victim appears at the trial of the murderer, making the jury, the judge and attorneys act strange. Also a short fiction story about bloody faces. About 37 minutes. Read by Robert Crandall All rights reserved. Please share with a friend. Thank You.
The Warder of the Door by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace
In this story a family is cursed and no solution can be found. About 55 minutes. All Rights Reserved.
Love short stories and love this podcast!!
Changed my mind on podcasts!
Hi, my name is Amanda and I just have to tell you how much I have loved listening to your podcast. I have never listened to a podcast before, by now it was almost a form of stubbornness and my inane act of resistance.
I keep a playlist on Spotify of my favorite scary stories. The Mask of the Red Death and What Was It are definitely my two favorites of all time. I like to search the ones I like the most and listen to different versions of them to add to my playlist. That is when I stumbled across your episode of What Was It by Fitz James O'Brien. I didn't even realize it was a podcast at first. Probably good since given my stubbornness I might have just bypassed you!!
But after listening, I found myself listening to a couple more and then decided to start listening from the beginning. Since Monday I am now 30 episodes in! I hope I can catch up quickly. I enjoy listening to your intros and I think you cover almost every one of my favorite stories. And I have definitely gotten some new ones! The Beast in the Cave had me yelling "it's a human, it's a human I know it!!!!!" And the Haunted Island had my heart racing.
In these tough times I just wanted to give my praise and my thanks for helping me find something to keep me occupied as like most, am now working from home and it's just me and my cat Charlie here.
A speedy recovery my friend